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Offline Lock-n-load

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Old 85 combat upgrades
« on: October 14, 2020, 09:14:25 PM »
Picked up a 85 combat from 2012 in great shape ... thinking about putting in a cajun gunworks standard package. Is it worth it or better to keep it stock and just replace all the springs?

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Re: Old 85 combat upgrades
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 11:28:30 PM »
The CGW hammer, short reset disconnector, and 13# mainspring are absolutely worth it and will pretty much transform the gun.

I always liked the 85 Combats as you can pretty much build them into a Shadow exactly how you like being that they lack a firing pin block.

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Re: Old 85 combat upgrades
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 06:38:12 PM »
My '96 85C is loaded with CGW upgrades.

Great pistol all around, even with the Kadet kit.
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Re: Old 85 combat upgrades
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2020, 10:12:16 PM »
Full cajun treatment it is!

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Re: Old 85 combat upgrades
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 08:54:22 AM »
Might consider a CGW match/upgrade barrel bushing as well.  Some pistols don't need them.  Some benefit from having one installed. 

If you've thought about changing the front sight then that is a perfect time to install a new barrel  bushing, too.  The pin that holds the front sight in also holds the barrel bushing in place.
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